Book on Montrose RNLI station launched

Pictured are author John Aitken, Coxswain Scott Murray, Chairman Jim Calder

Pictured are author John Aitken, Coxswain Scott Murray, Chairman Jim Calder

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A very successful launch of Montrose Lifeboat Station’s new book took place last night (March 22).

The release follows a two year project by Author John Aitken and contributors.

The new and updated book about Montrose Lifeboat Station, -including its boats and volunteer crews - will soon be seen on peoples shelves after the launch.

Following an introduction by Station Chairman Jim Calder, John gave a very interesting talk about the book, although not giving much away as he didn’t want to spoil people’s enjoyment of the book.

The Station, one of the oldest in the UK, with over 200 hundred years of service has seen many changes.

In recent years Montrose has seen the building of a new Station and the delivery of a new boat from the Shannon class, the newest type of boat in the RNLI’s fleet and the first one to be based in Scotland.

The official launch of the book took place at the Station on the centenary of the Montrose Lifeboat going to the aid of Norwegian ship SS Egenaes.

SS Egenaes had been attacked by a German submarine.

The new book with many fascinating stories and photos will be available from the Station shop and various outlets.